NH neighborhood on alert after numerous coyote sightings
MANCHESTER, NH (WHDH) -- People in New Hampshire reported seeing coyotes over the weekend, now officials want residents to be on alert.
“I was sitting in the chair there having a coffee and I saw him walking down the street there between [those] houses,” said Raymond Josef, who saw a coyote.
Josef says he spotted a coyote, and then got in his car for a closer look.
“He walked right in front of the car coming up the hill he had to stop and then the coyote walked behind the car and it kept smelling the bumper,” said Josef. “He was brownish red color. I figured he was sick because he was walking with his head and tail down.”
“It’s scary because this was during the day,” said Doris Cupples.
Cupples thinks she may have seen the same coyote.
“It had long legs and it had a bushy tail,” said Cupples.
Animal control and New Hampshire Fish and Game say they interviewed a woman who claims she was actually bitten by a coyote while she was doing yard work. She is expected to be okay.
“On the backside of her knee…appeared like a small bite mark with some red marks that maybe like a pulling -- something that bit and kind of pulled back and broke the skin,” said Justin Ferland of NH Fish and Game.
Authorities the reports they’ve received the coyote is described as not being overly aggressive. They say they continue to track and warn residents to stay away if they see one.
“As I hear it, if there’s one there’s more. You never know,” said Jennifer Soucy, who saw a coyote.
The neighborhoods where people said they’ve seen coyotes are close to wooded areas.